Camden County Lawyer Protects Constitutional Rights of Defendants in NJ Criminal Cases
Protecting your rights under the U.S. Constitution, the New Jersey Constitution and statutes is the fundamental goal of the Camden County criminal lawyers at the Law Offices of Jill R. Cohen. Whether you were charged with homicide or petty theft, and regardless of what your story is, your constitutional rights are at the foundation of your defense. Ms. Cohen has defended clients in Camden County and Philadelphia for more than 30 years.
Regardless of who you are or what crimes or offenses you have been charged with, your constitutional rights include:
- Rights at the time of your arrest
- You should be informed of your Miranda rights before speaking about anything to the police: you should be advised that you have the right to remain silent; the right to legal counsel; and the right to stop the interview at any time.
- You should not be subjected to unreasonable search and seizure; that is, the police may not search your car unless there is probable cause and they obtain a search warrant or ask permission to search after advising you that you have a right to refuse.
- Rights through all court processes
- You have the right to a trial by jury (although for petty offenses, a jury may not be required).
- You have the right to a lawyer.
- You are not to be forced into self-incrimination.
- You are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
- You have a right to face your accusers and the right to cross-examine.
- Rights if you are convicted
- You have the right to appeal to a higher court and if you cannot afford an attorney, the court will appoint one for you.
- Municipal court matters may be first appealed to the trial division that will review your case anew.
Here When You Need Help
As a former prosecutor and district attorney with more than 30 years of criminal law experience, Haddonfield criminal lawyer, Jill R. Cohen, is skilled and effective as she defends people charged with:
- Theft crimes, including robbery and burglary
- Fraud, forgery and other white collar crimes
- Drug crimes
- Assault and battery, including domestic violence and child abuse
- Municipal court matters, including assaults, drug offenses or serious traffic offenses
Contact Westmont Crimnal Lawyer, Jill R. Cohen, to Protect Your Civil Rights
Constitutional rights of the accused are equivalent to basic civil rights in our country. Protecting your constitutional rights helps protect your freedom and your future in the face of criminal charges. Call or e-mail Cherry Hill criminal lawyers at the Law Offices of Jill R. Cohen to schedule a free initial consultation at your earliest convenience. Ms. Cohen will meet you in the law office or in jail as needed.